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    epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    I have a problem with this scanner with each upgrade, and so do a few other people (see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...95#post7295395 for Intrepid).
    I install iscan, which doesn't see the scanner, neither does xsane. Lsusb sees it, though. When I run "sudo iscan" from terminal, the application recognizes the scanner and runs OK (although it works much more slowly for some reason, with frequent pauses). Has anyone got this scanner working on Jaunty?
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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    As I said, I have not tried Jaunty yet, so can't help directly.

    I did find a couple of items on the Avasys message board about problems with Jaunty, you might want to look there?

    http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/bbs_scan.html

    I had a lot of problems with that site, but one message
    http://www.avasys.jp/cgi-bin/lx/bbs/...view;Code=5094
    said:
    I tried everything to get my brand new Epson TX800FW scanning to Linux (Ubuntu 9.04).
    The iscan deb package wouldn't install so I managed to compile iscan 2.19.0 from
    source after installing a heap of required miscellaneous packages but iscan just
    refused to recognise the scanner.
    ("Could not send command to scanner. Check the scanner's status")

    I finally resorted to running an strace on iscan and found that it was looking for
    the epkowa libraries in /usr/local/lib whereas the iscan "make install" had installed
    the libraries in /usr/local/lib/sane.

    Setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/local/lib/sane fixed my problem.

    Note that this was after adding a line "epkowa" to /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

    I also had to add the udev rule for sane to allow members of the scanner group to
    access the device. To do this, I created /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libsane.rules and
    added the single line:
    SYSFS{idVendor}=="04b8", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0844", MODE="664", GROUP="scanner"
    The vender ID and product ID having been obtained from sane-find-scanner.
    Then had to run /etc/init.d/udev restart.
    Hope you get this fixed before I get to Jaunty!
    Acer Aspire TC-100-007: Multi boot W10 / 20.04 / 18.04 LTS: Canon TS705: Epson V200: also Asus 1015PED: W7 / 18.04 Lubuntu

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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    2CV67, thanks a lot for staying interested? . How did you come across this new thread?
    I'm afraid I don't know how to set the path as indicated in the post quoted by you - still lacking some Linux skills... (I followed the link to Avasys, but couldn't post my question there as the site seems to be working erratically.)
    By the way, the SCANNER group is often mentioned in the posts. Problem is, I don't even have that group, only SANED.
    Last edited by boddhisatva; May 19th, 2009 at 07:28 AM.
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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    They've posted new drivers for the scanner at avasys.jp. There's even a ready-made .deb package. There's a problem with dependencies: libltdl3 is not present in 9.04 repository (or in 8.10 for that matter), but you can download it here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/i386/libltdl3/download
    The driver is still not working without sudo, but at least it's now working A LOT faster (it worked REALLY slowly in 9.04 on the old driver) - it's even faster than the old driver on 8.10. So there's hope and (this is to 2CV67 and others) there's a reason for switching to 9.04 - once you find out how to get round the sudo problem of course
    Typing sudo before starting GIMP (from which I've always scanned anyway) is not such a big problem for me, but of course it would be nice to have it running without additional hassle (such as having the scanned images saved with 'root privileges', which I then have to change).
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    HEHE - IT LOOKS LIKE I FORGOT TO DO ONE THING - REBOOT!
    NOW IT'S WORKING WITHOUT SUDO OR ANY OTHER TRICKS.
    I meddled with the system a bit in the meantime, but probably it would have run fine if I had rebooted straight after installing the new driver. I hope I haven't compromised my system security with those unnecessary tricks
    Anyway, time to scan away!
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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    Thanks for that encouraging & useful information.

    I will still wait a couple of months before switching to Jaunty, but I feel happier about it now.

    Bring back the "Thank You" button!
    Acer Aspire TC-100-007: Multi boot W10 / 20.04 / 18.04 LTS: Canon TS705: Epson V200: also Asus 1015PED: W7 / 18.04 Lubuntu

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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    Hi guys,

    I also had problems to make this scanner work under Jaunty 64, but after reading soooooo many posts I was able to figure out what to do to finally make it work. I wrote this little step by step setup guide and hope it will aslo be usefull for everyone who is having a hard time with the Epson V200. It was much easier too set it up in Mandriva 2009.1


    1. Download driver from www.avasys.jp/english

    - Click on Driver Download under Linux Driver
    - Click on Scanner under Download
    - Enter these informations:
    *Model*: Perfection V200 PHOTO
    *Distribution*: Ubuntu
    *Distribution version*: 9.04
    *Your country/region*: “your own country”
    *Connection environment for using scanner*: Scan with local scanner
    *Location for the product*: Individuals(Graphic/mage)
    - Click on Next
    - Download these packages:
    iscan_2.20.0-6.ltdl7_i386.deb
    iscan-plugin-gt-f670_2.1.0-3_amd64.deb


    2. Install packages


    3. Create 45-libsane.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d and copy these lines so it looks that way:

    # Epson Corp.|Perfection V200 Photo
    SYSFS{idVendor}=="04b8", SYSFS{idProduct}=="012e", MODE="664", GROUP="scanner"


    4. Create epkowa.conf in /etc/sane.d and copy these lines so it looks that way:

    # epkowa.conf — sample configuration for the EPKOWA SANE backend
    # Copyright (C) 2004 Olaf Meeuwissen
    #
    # See sane-epkowa(5), sane-scsi(5) and sane-usb(5) for details.

    # SCSI scanners can be configured simply by listing the path to the
    # device. For example, if your system claims to have a /dev/scanner
    # SCSI device, all you have to do is uncomment the following line:
    #
    #/dev/scanner
    #
    # In the interest of maintainability, most installations would have
    # /dev/scanner sym-linked to the real SCSI scanner device node.
    #
    # An alternative way that works for many operating systems and is a
    # little bit more generic, is to have the backend probe for your SCSI
    # scanner with the following configuration command:
    #
    scsi EPSON

    # On systems with libusb, the following line is sufficient to get the
    # backend to recognise your USB scanners. It presumes, however, that
    # the scanner—more precisely, it’s USB product ID—is known to the
    # backend.
    # For all USB scanners that are officially supported by this backend,
    # this presumption is true. A list of such scanners can be found in
    # sane-epkowa(5).
    #
    usb

    # For any USB scanner not known to the backend (yet), you may, at your
    # own peril(!!), force the backend to recognise and use it via libusb.
    # You can do so by the following configuration command:
    #
    # usb <USB vendor ID> <USB product ID>
    #
    # SEIKO EPSON’s USB vendor ID is ‘0×04b8′ (without quotes). In order
    # to find the USB product ID, use lsusb(1) or, on Linux systems, peek
    # at the information in /proc/bus/usb/devices.
    # A sample configuration for the Perfection 1650 (GT-8200), which has
    # a product ID of 0×0110, would look as follows:
    #
    usb 0×04b8 0x012e

    # When not accessing your USB scanner via libusb, you may need to use
    # one of the configuration commands below or commands that are almost
    # the same. These commands typically access the scanner via a kernel
    # scanner module.
    #
    #usb /dev/usb/scanner0
    #usb /dev/usbscanner0
    #usb /dev/uscanner0
    #
    # Linux had a scanner module until version 2.6.2. As of version 2.6.3
    # libusb is your only option. Linux’ scanner module can be loaded via
    # the modprobe(8) command like so:
    #
    # modprobe scanner vendor=<USB vendor ID> product=<USB product ID>
    #
    # If the scanner module already knows the vendor and product IDs, you
    # do not have to specify them. If you want to have this done automa-
    # tically every time you boot, you can add the above line, except for
    # the modprobe command itself, to your /etc/modules file.

    # Although not tested with this backend, parallel port scanners should
    # be usable. You can configure them as shown below, but I do not know
    # much about the details. Information is welcome.
    #
    #pio 0×278
    #pio 0×378
    #pio 0×3BC


    5. Modify dll.conf file in /etc/sane.d and add these lines so it looks that way:

    # /etc/sane.d/dll.conf - Configuration file for the SANE dynamic backend loader
    #
    # On Debian systems, the dll backend will also look for pieces of configuration
    # in the /etc/sane.d/dll.d directory -- packages providing backends should drop
    # a config file similar to dll.conf in this directory.
    #

    # enable the next line if you want to allow access through the network:
    net
    abaton
    agfafocus
    apple
    avision
    artec
    artec_eplus48u
    as6e
    bh
    canon
    canon630u
    #canon_pp
    cardscan
    coolscan
    coolscan2
    #dc25
    #dc210
    #dc240
    dell1600n_net
    dmc
    epjitsu
    epson
    epson2
    epkowa
    fujitsu
    #gphoto2
    genesys
    gt68xx
    hp
    hp3900
    hpsj5s
    hp3500
    hp4200
    hp5400
    hp5590
    hpljm1005
    hs2p
    ibm
    leo
    lexmark
    ma1509
    matsushita
    microtek
    microtek2
    mustek
    #mustek_pp
    mustek_usb
    mustek_usb2
    nec
    niash
    pie
    pixma
    plustek
    #plustek_pp
    #pnm
    qcam
    ricoh
    s9036
    sceptre
    sharp
    sm3600
    sm3840
    snapscan
    sp15c
    #st400
    #stv680
    tamarack
    teco1
    teco2
    teco3
    #test
    u12
    umax
    #umax_pp
    umax1220u
    v4l


    6. Go to System/Administration/Users and Groups

    Click on Unlock and enter your password
    Click on Manage Groups
    Click on Add Group
    Group name: scanner
    Group ID: 124
    Click ok then close

    I am not sure about the group nember but 124 worked out for me!!


    7. Plug your scanner and turn it on.


    8. Start Xsane to see if it detects your scanner


    Unfortunately for those of you who would like to use VueScan, the latest version (8.5.17) doesn't work with that way of setting up the scanner. When you start the program it displays this message:

    VueScan found an Epson Perfection V200, but no Epson software for this scanner was found on your system. Try downloading a driver for this scanner from www.avasys.jp/english. See the VueScan Release Notes for more information.

    Press 'Close' to start using VueScan.

    Does anyone can figure out how to fix this problem with VueScan?
    Last edited by ziggzagg; June 21st, 2009 at 04:36 AM.

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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    Thank for all the info, ziggzagg. Maybe you need to do all that on a 64 bit machine, on a 32 bit one you just need to install the new driver, and it works out of the box (after a reboot). At least it did for me.
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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    Hi.

    I've installed Epson V200 drivers and worked quite straight, but I'm not able to enable quick buttons in the scanner

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1194970

    Can anybody help me?

    Thanks
    ^_Pepe_^

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    Re: epson perfection v200 scanner problems on Jaunty

    I don't think anybody has been able to do that
    I'm happy it's working out of the box with the new driver, I've never bothered about the buttons
    But perhaps someone has gone that far and can offer some advice...
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